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11 SFPE Fellows Named to University of Maryland’s Inaugural Class of Distinguished Alumni

Tuesday, July 21, 2015  
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At a recent University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) Alumni Dinner in Chicago, Illinois, eleven SFPE Fellows were named to the department’s inaugural class of Distinguished Alumni. These individuals were selected by FPE’s Board of Visitors for outstanding achievements in the field and/or significant contributions to the department.

The eleven honorees included SFPE Senior Manager for Engineering Practice, Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE; SFPE Secretary-Treasurer Jack Poole, P.E. FSFPE; Craig Beyler, FSFPE; Robert Gagnon, P.E., FSFPE; David Icove, P.E., FSFPE; Kenneth Isman, P.E., FSFPE; and SFPE Past Presidents Edward Budnick, P.E., Arthur Cote, P.E., FSFPE, Philip DiNenno, P.E., FSFPE (deceased), William Koffel, Jr., P.E., FSFPE and James Milke, P.E., FSFPE.

In addition to being recognized at the dinner, the Department has installed a display in its J.M. Patterson offices that will highlight each of the current and future honorees.

“These distinguished alumni demonstrate how a quality education combined with a passion for the field of fire protection can lead to lifelong success,” says Dr. Louis A. Gritzo, FM Global Research VP and chair of FPE’s Board of Visitors. “This inaugural group sets an exceptional and inspirational example for the next generation and draws attention to the important work being done in this discipline.”

“SFPE is proud to have eleven of our Fellows recognized for their contributions to the field of fire protection engineering. We are lucky to be able to count as staff and involved members this group of exceptional fire protection engineers, and very much appreciate that each of them is instrumental in fostering the next generation of FPE graduates,” said Nicole Testa Boston, Chief Executive Officer of SFPE.

More information is available on the FPE website.

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